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Sunday, August 22, 2010 

Wizard World convention becomes politicized

This year's Wizard World comics convention, held in Chicago, featured a most unwelcome guest: former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was charged with attempting to sell Obama's former senator seat illegally. This is whom Wizard's pretentious editor, Gareb Shamus, sees fit to make a guest of "honor"? Judging from the comments on the page, many people clearly were not amused by this. This tells how comics conventions are not only straying from what they were originally built upon, they're also on the verge of becoming politicized as additional stunts.

Blago may have been convicted of only one corruption count so far, but he's facing a retrial, and if he does get convicted of additional charges this time, his appearance at Wizard World will look even more like a joke. Considering how bad the comics news magazine sponsoring this convention is, maybe this'll help people understand why Wizard is a waste of time and money.

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